Gastro-intestinal Disorders​

Gastro-intestinal disorders can include a variety of problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gastritis, ulcers, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis, constipation, diarrhea, reflux and even Food allergies and Intolerances.

IBS is a condition that affects the normal functioning of the bowel or parts of the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT- small or large bowel). IBS might also be caused by stress.

Symptoms can include any of the following:

Abdominal Pain
Wind/ Flatulence
Heartburn/ Reflux
Changes in normal bowel movements
Poor sleep Depression/ Anxiety
Reduced quality of life

Since dietary factors affect the symptoms of IBS, dietary changes can help in the management of IBS. Avoiding foods that are not tolerated might relieve symptoms experienced.

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Food Allergies/- Intolerances, can be very serious depending on the allergy or intolerance you have and it can also be a huge problem for people suffering from it. They might feel very restricted in what they are allowed to eat and what not and can also cause them to avoid eating altogether as they are too scared of the consequences.

By having someone guide you in your specific dietary needs related to GIT problems, you will feel more confident and have a better quality of life once you have managed to sort out the problem. In this case, the someone is a Registered Dietitian. We look forward to being able to assist you.

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Gastrointestinal disorders are conditions that affect the digestive system and can cause a range of symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea. Dietary changes can often play a significant role in managing these conditions, and a registered dietitian can help develop a personalized nutrition plan to support digestive health and alleviate symptoms. There are many different types of gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), celiac disease, and diverticulitis. For each of these conditions, there are specific dietary recommendations that can help manage symptoms and improve overall digestive health. For example, people with IBS may benefit from a low FODMAP diet, which limits certain types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and can cause digestive symptoms. Those with GERD may benefit from avoiding trigger foods such as caffeine, alcohol, and spicy or acidic foods. People with celiac disease must strictly avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. A registered dietitian can help individuals with gastrointestinal disorders develop an individualized nutrition plan that meets their unique needs and preferences. With the right nutrition plan and guidance, individuals with these conditions can manage their symptoms and improve their overall health and wellbeing.